Michael MoreCow (aka Morkov) showed us that he’s definitely the most aggressive rider in the tour so far by going out in the breakaway again today. Wearing the polka dot jersey, he proudly also displayed matching polka dots on his bike computer. Points were available for the first 15 over the intermediate sprint point and as the peloton, and the main contenders for the points jersey approached we saw a long lead out of GreenEDGE riders with Matty Goss at the end, but it was all to no avail as Cav would.not.be.stopped and lectured on the way through – narky!
Things seemed to be settling into a chase rhythm then we had crashes, flat tyres, chaotic nervous riders, Gerro into some barbed wire, Sagan changed his bike, riders portaged their bikes around crash sites and Wiggo looked a bit sad to have *not* been caught up in a crash close to the line.
All in all – things are looking better for Cowdel and worse for Wiggo and GreenEDGE as the tour continues.
Sky’s in a bit of trouble really.
And #trolldj was stirring up a bit of trouble, with footage of Sagan sitting in behind the team car playing along to “Hitchin’ a Ride” by Green Day – hmmmm.
It was also lovely to hear “Moving Right Along” by Kermit and Fozzie – ahhh memories of the birth of #trolldj last year. Still a ripping good cycling song.
Kanstantsin Sivtsov from Sky abandoned after breaking his tibia in a crash (ouch) and later Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) abandoned as well.
Peter Sagan won the stage and remains in the lead of the points classification (and I’m NOT mentioning that silly thing he did at the end). Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) crossed second to a swaying crowd singing “wonderful, wonderful … Boasson Hagen”. Spartacus is still in yellow, but probably not for much longer.
In tech news, I’m failing at this new PVR thing … *sigh* – here’s a lovely photo of our first cow sighting of the evening…a lovely lingering shot over a heard of dears…
and we rapidly head downhill after that …
And we welcomed the return of the Field Art competition.
Remember to tweet us up with #lvdt has tag and a KM call when you spot cows! I’ll love you for it.